We are very pleased to have been able to raise funds in this difficult financing environment and we are equally excited by the consumer and professional response to our website
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2009
AccessDNA, Inc., an online genetics portal that provides genetic risk assessment and information on hundreds of genetic tests, genetic conditions, and Direct-to-Consumer genetic testing providers, today reported it has raised an additional $670,000 in financing from an angel investor. The company previously raised $485,000 in funding, for a total of $1,155,000 raised. The proceeds will be used to accelerate growth and for investment in new hires, PR, and marketing. The company also reported it has re-launched the beta version of its website with several new features and tools, including an improved free genetic risk assessment tool that helps users identify where they may have genetic risks based on their family history, with links to currently available Direct-to-Consumer genetic testing providers. The re-launched website has newly created content and information on almost 1,000 genetic tests, genetic conditions, and Direct-to-Consumer genetic testing providers that makes it even easier for consumers to get important and useful information in this rapidly emerging field.
"We are very pleased to have been able to raise funds in this difficult financing environment and we are equally excited by the consumer and professional response to our website", said Lee Essner, Founder and CEO of the company. "We are also extremely encouraged to see robust demand among the Direct-to-Consumer genetic testing providers who want to be listed in our website and get access to our users, as well as from genetic professionals who want to be listed in our directory of genetic counselors."
AccessDNA, Inc. is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, Calif. The company was founded in 2008 by Lee Essner and Jordanna Joaquina, M.S., C.G.C, following Lee's personal experience with genetic testing during his wife's pregnancy and after a series of genetic counseling sessions with Jordanna. AccessDNA.com is the first comprehensive online resource for consumer genetics, where users can browse detailed listings on hundreds of genetic conditions, genetics tests, and Direct-to-Consumer testing providers in an easy to understand and navigate format. The company's goal is to be the most trusted source in consumer genetics and to help people utilize the power of "genetics" to improve their quality of life, make better healthcare decisions, and get support and advice in this rapidly evolving and important area of health and medicine.
More information can be found at http://www.AccessDNA.com or by contacting Lee Essner, CEO, at 310.251.7754.
Source: AccessDNA, Inc.